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Phoebe Donnelly

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Tufts University
Dept. of Political Science
Packard Hall
Medford, MA 02155

Office: 617.627.5769
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Expertise
International Relations, Gender Studies

Education
M.A., The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, 2013
PhD Candidate, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University

Biography
Phoebe Donnelly is a PhD Candidate in International Relations at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, a researcher at Feinstein International Center, and a fellow at The Institute for Human Security at The Fletcher School. She is also a part-time lecturer at Tufts University where she is teaching an undergraduate class she designed on gender and conflict in international relations. Phoebe’s dissertation examines the gendered strategies of non-state armed organizations with case studies focusing on al-Shabaab (in Somalia and Kenya) and the Lord’s Resistance Army (in Uganda). Phoebe is also part of a team working on a research project for UNDP on women and violent extremism in Africa. Before starting her PhD program, Phoebe was the Associate Director of the Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights at UMass-Boston. She also has policy experience through her work as a Legislative Correspondent for Senator Richard Blumenthal and as an intern for the State Department at the U.S. Mission to the UN. Phoebe earned a Master of Arts in Law in Diplomacy from The Fletcher School in 2013 and a Bachelor of Arts from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2008.